Creative Korea Party

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Creative Korea Party
Changjo Hanguk-dang
Leader Han Myeon-Hee
Founded 14 October 2007 (2007-10-14)
Dissolved 26 April 2012 (2012-04-26)
Headquarters 28-130 Yeongdeungpo-2 dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Ideology Liberalism,
Political position Centrist
International affiliation None
Colours Pink
Creative Korea Party
Hangul 창조한국당
Hanja 創造韓國黨
Revised Romanization Changjo Hangukdang
McCune–Reischauer Ch'angjo Han'guktang

Creative Korea Party[1] (Hangul: 창조한국당, Hanja: 創造韓國黨, Abbreviation: CKP, literally Create Korea Party) was a political party of South Korea. It was formed out of the Uri Party and its resulting civil splinter groups, with their leader Moon Kook-hyun, a well-known former business leader who recently started his political career. Their 2007 presidential bid was unsuccessful, however, they gained 3 seats at the 2008 general election on April 9, 2008, including the election of Moon Kook-hyun at Eunpyeong-eul, Seoul district; but lost all of these seats in the subsequent 2012 general election. They were deregistered on 26 April 2012.

Party Platform[edit]

  • Creating a new Social Solidarity
  • Establishing a Knowledge and Creativity-based Economy
  • Minimizing military tension of Korean Peninsula
  • Providing 'Productive Welfare'
  • Building a sustainable Social development
  • Funding a Substantial Public and Lifelong Education
  • Respecting Minority Rights
  • Taking responsibility of the Diversity of Cultural References
  • Creating Economic Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Notable members[edit]

2007 Election[edit]

They held their nominating convention for 2007 presidential election on November 4, 2007. During that event, its leader Moon Kook-hyun was elected with 8,884(94.9%) of the mobile phone vote.[2] As one of the pro-governmental liberal candidates, he and his party suffered the pressure of political simplification from several civil organizational leaders for the entire campaigning period. However, although negotiating with the UNDP politicians a lot, he eventually decided to target voters disappointed with both major parties (the UNDP and GNP) and their candidates(Chung Dong-young and Lee Myung-bak). They hoped to reach somewhat over 10% support, but gained a final result of 1.38 million voters(5.82%) which put them in 4th place. However, they earned more votes than the 10-year-old KDLP's result(3.00%), and gained strong supports (Its average was roughly 8%) from metropolitan city areas, such as Seoul and its suburbs, Incheon, Daejeon, Chuncheon, Jeju,[3] therefore it was judged to be a potential threat to major parties during the 2008 parliamentary election.[4]

2012 election[edit]

In the 2012 general election, the party received less than .1% of the constituency votes, and .4% of the national votes for proportional representation. It lost all three seats in the parliament. The party was dissolved as a result (The party needs to obtain at least 2% of the national votes in order for it to remain registered).

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